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Unique program offers scholarships

December 29, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A new program that is unique in the State of Idaho and possibly across the intermountain West will assist West Side School District teachers obtain Master’s level degrees. The district is offering scholarship funding up to $6,000 for teachers who agree to pursue the higher education. Monies...

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Larsen-Sant Library book group themes announced for 2012

December 29, 2011
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    BY CITIZEN STAFF  “Growing Older, Growing Wiser” is the theme for the 2012 Let’s Talk About It five-session series to be held at the Larsen-Sant Library. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with books available for check out now. A scholar, usually drawn from an area university, will discuss...

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New equipment on tap for FCMC nursing home, hospital

December 29, 2011
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Proposals for bids are being accepted for a new fire sprinkler system at the Franklin County Nursing Home. The bid proposal is to cover design, materials, installation and testing of the system, which is to comply with a federal requirement, said Hospital CEO Mike Andrus.  (See the full story in The...

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Weston native runs in Utah for U.S. Congress

December 29, 2011
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Weston native runs in Utah for U.S. Congress

BY CITIZEN STAFF  Weston native Chris Stewart is running for Congress in Utah’s Second District. He recently announced his intentions to seek the federal post on the Republican ticket, joining what is already becoming a crowded list of candidates. Thanks to redistricting and the addition of a fourth seat for Congress in Utah, the...

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Citizen of the Year Award nominations sought

December 28, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The Preston Citizen will present its first-annual Wayne D. Bell/ J. Walter Ross Citizen of the Year Award in February. The person selected will be announced in our annual Progress Edition. The award will be presented to a resident of any community in Franklin County for outstanding...

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City officials accept annual audit results

December 28, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston City Council listened to and accepted an annual audit presented by Matt Armstrong of Deaton and Company at Monday’s city council meeting. He praised the city for its austerity and careful use of taxpayer funds last year with the continuing economic slowdown.  (See the full story...

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New Year’s closings listed

December 28, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, in celebration of the New Year’s holiday which falls on Sunday, Jan. 1, this year. The post office lobby will be open from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. Postmaster Val Porter said...

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Opera House in need of digital projector

December 28, 2011
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Opera House in need of digital projector

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Worm Creek Opera House is in need of a new projector. The digital age is forcing the Franklin County Theatre Arts Council to look at a new way to show movies. Movie theaters across the country are changing from movie reels to the digital world. “The movie...

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Local man charged with Assault

December 27, 2011
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Local man charged with Assault

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A 55-year-old Preston man is being held in the Caribou County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault following a standoff Tuesday morning with Preston Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies. Police and deputies were dispatched to 259 West 200 South in Preston shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday...

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H.B. Lee Christmas celebration becomes Party for service

December 27, 2011
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H.B. Lee Christmas celebration becomes Party for service

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor This year, instead of Christmas parties on the last day of school the students at Harold B. Lee Elementary spent their last day of school doing service in a variety of ways. The students focused their thoughts and actions toward the needs of others instead of getting gifts...

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